Accident Cessna 510 Citation Mustang N163TC, Thursday 20 February 2020
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Date:Thursday 20 February 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic C510 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
Registration: N163TC
MSN: 510-0039
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:2380 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F/A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB/KDAB)
Destination airport:Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB/KDAB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was receiving a checkride from a designated pilot examiner for his single-pilot type rating in a turbine airplane. After a series of maneuvers, emergencies, and landings, the examiner asked the pilot to complete a no-flap landing. The pilot reported that he performed the Before Landing checklist with no flaps and believed that he had put the gear down. During touchdown, the pilot felt a "thump" and thought a tire had blown; however, he saw that the landing gear handle was in the "up" position, and he noted that the landing gear warning horn did not sound because he had performed a no-flaps landing. The examiner confirmed that the landing gear handle was in the "up" position. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the airplane reported that the landing gear handle was in the "up" position and that the fuselage had sustained substantial damage. The landing gear was lowered and locked into place without issue after the airplane was lifted from the runway.

Probable cause: "The pilot's failure to lower the landing gear before landing. Contributing to the accident was the examiner's failure to check that the landing gear was extended."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA20CA125
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) NTSB; Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB); 20 February 2020; (publicdomain)

photo (c) Anon.; Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB); 20 February 2020

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